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Community Closet and Tech Trading Post: Gadgets

The Community Closet and Tech Trading Post are two collections of unique and unexpected items that you may borrow the library providing access to a greater variety of shared resources.

Air Mover

RIDGID® air mover can be used to dry wet floors, wet carpet, and any water damaged areas. The air mover also can be used to dry shampooed upholstery, dry drywall mud, and provide ventilation, etc.

GPS - car

For driving directions on the road, put away the smartphone and power on your nüvi. nüvi 56LMT is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator that does not rely on cellular signals and is unaffected by cellular dead zones. nüvi provides easy-to-follow, spoken turn-by-turn directions with street names. Nüvi 56LMT features a bright, 5.0” dual-orientation display, for use horizontally or vertically. Nüvi 56LMT arrives pre-loaded with detailed maps of the U.S. and Canada.

Karaoke machine

Liven up your next gathering with the Emerson portable karaoke machine. Features include a 6" screen for reading the lyrics as well as two microphones. AV inputs are included should you want to hook it up to your TV. Karaoke CDs are included with the machine. In addition the library has an extensive collection of karaoke CDs that you can borrow. With classics, rock, jazz, country, and childrens Karaoke CDS available to borrow there is something to keep everyone singing their heart out. 

Flip video camera

Simplicity is key with the Flip video camera. Simply power on and press record to start capturing up to 2 hours of incredible HD video. When you're done recording, just connect the flip-out USB arm to a PC or Mac and use pre-loaded FlipShare software to organize, edit and share your videos

GPS - handheld

Never get lost again! With the eTrex Legend, Garmin has loaded a full base map of North and South America into one small unit. The base map contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads and coastlines. A perfect starter GPS for hikers and geocachers. 

Kicker Audio Speaker

Kill-a-Watt energy monitor

Electricity bills are rising. Now you can cut down on costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt®, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor. Now you´ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money.

Coffee Urn

Pair your delicious Bakeware creation with a nice hot cup of coffee. A 60-cup coffee urn is available to checkout for your next party. 

How to borrow a gadget

Gadgets may be borrowed by Nyack School District residents over the age of 18 years old. 

1) You may place a hold on a gadget by clicking on the link in each item's description above). If the item is checked out, you will receive notice (phone, text or email depending on your selected preferences) once it is available to check out. 

2) Ask at the Information Desk. If the item is checked in, you may borrow it right away. 

Returning your gadget

All items borrowed from the Community Closet, Tech Trading Post must be returned ONLY to the Valley Cottage Library. 

Gadgets should be brought directly to the Information Desk for return. A librarian will check the item to make sure all of the pieces are present and will then check it in off of your account. 

Do not return any gadgets in the bookdrop -- although we're pretty most wouldn't fit in there anyway!